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‘The Detectives Lover’: When light rail vs. b/w film; Noir the train shall meet

Local director Travis Mills returns to the big screen with his second feature in less than a year. Following the success of his first feature “The BIG Something,” which premiered in October of 2011, "The Detectives Lover" Screens this month at Filmbar with showings on July 5 and July 12 at 8pm. Shot entirely in [...]

By |July 3rd, 2012|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Smitty’ – First time filmmaker explores infamous Tucson crime

Like nearly every English student in America, Pima Community College student Marcos Vidal listened intently to the short story “Where are you going? Where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oates. Although he found the story interesting, It wasn't until his instructor added that the ‘true crime’ events that inspired this story all took place [...]

By |March 23rd, 2012|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Sedona: The Movie’ – Easygoing indie with lots of good karma

Sedona Arizona certainly has it all, the spiritual and the scenic, the magnetic and the majestic. 'Sedona: The Movie' whimsically exploits every kitschy, crazy and crash –landing caricature that thousands of tourists flock to find there every year. Director Tommy Stovall presents his second feature film since “Hate Crime” (2005). A Sedona resident for nearly [...]

By |February 10th, 2012|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

‘The Big Something’ – Dark comedy explores vinyl underworld of Tempe

The new wave of feature length, local indie film is barely beginning to swell. The long promised productions are finally hitting the beaches and, if “The BIG Something” is any indication of what’s in store for AZ indie audiences; start waxing your boards ‘cause we are in for a hell of a ride. Director Travis [...]

By |October 22nd, 2011|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

Where is Robert Fisher? – Documentary film recalls horrific Scottsdale crime

It has been 10 years since the charred bodies of Mary Fisher and her two children, Bobby and Brittany, were found brutally murdered in their incinerated Scottsdale home. The father of the family, Robert William Fisher was never questioned in the crime, having vanished in the night, never to be seen again. For many, this horrible [...]

By |October 6th, 2011|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Phoenix Appropriated’ – Artist’s gut reaction to vanishing Phoenix

The quickest way to put a quarter in me is to mention old Phoenix. I don’t mean historical Phoenix and important names and dates p e r s é , I mean the City of Phoenix. The streets, the shadows, the addresses, the tragedies. But mostly, the buildings. The real ones, the ones that have [...]

By |July 23rd, 2011|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Soulman’ – Filmmaking from the heart

Art institute of Phoenix grad Speedie wants to be very clear about what you wont see in his new film “Soulman” starring Greg Bronson. You won’t see ‘Barrio Indie’ or any tales from the crips. What you will see is a very personal story, scripted by a man who had wandered to the edge of [...]

By |July 22nd, 2011|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Suspicion’ – Conjuring the spirits of forgotten Phoenix

Youthful Director David Dilley remembers Phoenix. He remembers what it was like when mobsters controlled the Capital, and those who dared to expose them were blown up in their cars. Dilley’s sense of local history, combined with research and detail, culminate on the screen for his feature length film “Suspicion.” Darrell Jacobs (Brad Blaisdell) is [...]

By |April 9th, 2011|Independent Film, Reviews|0 Comments

“PROBED: Signals.” High-tech web series explores new phenomenon

Prologue: Saturday, January 23, 2010. The AZFAME convention at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. Award winning cinematographer Webb Pickersgill takes the podium and begins his presentation: “Quality in Independent Film.” A concerned hush descends over the packed conference as Webb describes in the layest of laymen’s terms how camcorders, combined with Youtube, have created a [...]

By |July 7th, 2010|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments